Japanese Meiji Period Architecture (1868-1912)
Meiji was a period in which Japan opened her doors to the outside world and laid foundation for Modern Japan by absorbing and assimilating Western culture. Architecture was no exception. In addition to the tradition and accumulation of excellent wooden architecture from the Yedo period (1615-1867), Japanese architecture adopted the styles techniques and materials of Western style stone and brick architecture. And with the progress of the industrial revolution it paved the way to modern architecture of steel, concrete and glass.